Where to Get Williams Point Sand Lance?

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by oncorhynchus, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. oncorhynchus Bret Richmond

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    Seattle, WA
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    Does anybody know a fly shop in or near Seattle that stocks the Williams Point Sand Lance?

  2. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Does anyone know where I can find a recipe of this said fly??? I wasn't able to find any. Sorry, Bret, I didn't mean to hijack the thread!!
  3. miyawaki Active Member

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    Kent, Washington, USA.
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    Page 101 in Les Johnsons book, "Fly Fishing Coastal Cutthroat Trout."

    Hope this helps,
  4. DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    You'll need to tie up many of the best saltwater patterns for salmon and cutthroat. Unfortunately most fly shops don't have a great saltwater selection and most of what they have are low quality commercial patterns that won't last long on the beach.
  5. oncorhynchus Bret Richmond

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    Thanks for the tip, DimeBrite. That's the conclusion I was near reaching in my search over the past days. I'm not a flytier yet, but it sounds like time to start.

    Take it Easy
  6. Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

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    The Williams Point Sand Lance is an excellent, excellent fly....
  7. dpetrzelka Member

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    Anyone have a photo of that fly that they can share?
  8. Les Johnson Les Johnson

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    There is a color photo of the Williams Point Sand Lance in Fly Fishing Coastal Cutthroat Trout. In fact there are some 165 photos of flies in FFCCT that you might not find elsewhere. You will find that for our west coast saltwater fly fishing that learning to tie flies will become nearly mandetory. Most catalogs feature east coast saltwater flies and hope that we won't know the difference.
    Les Johnson
  9. dpetrzelka Member

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    I'm on the hunt for a copy right away.
  10. kelvin Active Member

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    not the best photo
    didn't exactly follow recipe

    fly slightly chewed on

    but I think you can get the idea
  11. Dizane Coast to Coast

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    Rarely necessary....as evidenced by the slightly chewed appearance.:thumb::rofl:

    Tie a clump of white bucktail, kept sparse, long, and thin, to a hook and you're most of the way to immitating any sandlance you'll find.

    You can add things like flash, different colored bucktail, or weight if you're feeling adventurous.ptyd
  12. Mike T Active Member

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    Gig Harbor, WA
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    If you don't tie then you might call some local shops as a few of them custom tie.